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Delaware County, Iowa


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Frank Wesley


Richland Township



       Frank Wesley, who devotes his attention to the pursuits of farming, stock raising and dairying, is the owner of a valuable tract of land comprising one hundred and ten acres on section 6, Richland township. His birth occurred in Germany on the 29th of November, 1856, his parents being Jacob and Josephine Wesley, who were likewise natives of that country. In 1860 they crossed the Atlantic to the United States and took up their abode on a farm in Richland township, Delaware county, Iowa. The father has resided here continuously during the intervening fifty four years and is well known and highly esteemed throughout the community. The mother of our subject, however, is deceased.
      Frank Wesley, who was but four years of age when he accompanied his parents on their emigration to the new world, obtained his education in the common schools of this county and remained at home until he had attained his majority. He then started out as an agriculturist on his own account and subsequently purchased one hundred and ten acres of land on section 6, Richland township, to the cultivation of which he has devoted his time and energies continuously since. He successfully carries on farming and also devotes considerable attention to the pursuits of stock raising and dairying, meeting with excellent results in all of his undertakings. As the years have gone by he has improved the place in many ways and has erected substantial buildings which materially enhance its value.
       In 1881 Mr. Wesley was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Kash, a native of Iowa and a daughter of Albert and Kate (Vesley) Kash, of whom more extended mention is made on another page of this work in connection with the sketch of Kash Brothers. To our subject and his wife have been born eight children, as follows: Katie, who gave her hand in marriage to William Sager; Mary, the wife of Frank Alderson; Bertha, who is the wife of Ache Kamouse; Maggie, who wedded Roy Troup; Albert, at home; Frankie, the wife of Edward Ryne; and two who are deceased.
      Mr. Wesley gives his political allegiance to the democracy and has served as school director for a number of years, the cause of education ever finding in him a stanch champion. Fraternally he is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America, belonging to Camp No. 2505, and both he and his wife are devout communicants of the Catholic church. He has spent nearly his entire life within the borders of Delaware county and enjoys an enviable reputation as one of its substantial agriculturists and representative and respected citizens.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 190-191. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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